At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
A rainbow shines over the Auckland Field of Remembrance - image captured by Lynn Clayton Photography
1915 – 829 killed in action
1916 - 857 killed in action
1917 – 1446 killed in action
1918 – 1667 killed in action
In 1918 New Zealand soldiers helped counter the German Spring Offensive, and liberated the French town of Le Quesnoy just a week before Armistice was declared.
The deadly influenza pandemic also took its toll of the soldiers in the field and at home. Some of the crosses here commemorate those who died in the years immediately following the end of the War from wounds or illness contracted while on active service. Those of the Jewish faith are remembered with a Star of David.The Field is situated below the Auckland War Memorial Museum in The Domain and will be on display until 2 May 2018.